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Poet George Wallace: I still dream in Korean!

Poet George Wallace: I still dream in Korean!

Interview by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President of Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Eminent American poet George Wallace was born in March 22, 1949 into a New York family with associations to both popular entertainment and high culture. He attended Syracuse University 1967–71, met Allen Ginsberg, and studied with W. D. Sondgrass. In the early 1970s, he began a […]

The sweet sounds of spring on the Silk Road

CAIRO: In 2016, the Egyptian writer, poet and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid launched his literary project, “The Silk Road Literature Series”. Five books were printed and published in Cairo, featuring a robust bridge between cultures. The first book in the Silk Road Literature Series was a poetic collection by poet Hemant Divate (India) entitled “A Depressingly […]

FOUR SPACES: Poems from Asia, Africa and Europe

FOUR SPACES: Poems from Asia, Africa and Europe

By editors CAIRO: The Silk Road Literature Series has recently published a poetic anthology written by four poets: Eva Petropoylou Lianoy (Greece), Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe), Santosh Kumar Pokharel (Nepal) and Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt). Entitled “Four Spaces”, the anthology joins series in its digital form, following the printed version in paper.   In this issue, Greek […]

Bangladeshi poet and television personality Rezauddin Stalin: Women are changemakers

Bangladeshi poet and television personality Rezauddin Stalin: Women are changemakers

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Rezauddin Stalin, a poet and television personality from Bangladesh whose poems have been translated into more than 28 languages, said that he was always keen on avoiding anti-cultural activities and that his poems always stand with the human rights movements. He paid special tribute to women as potent […]

Remembering the times when the sun was adored as god

Remembering the times when the sun was adored as god

By Fahredin Shehu* PRISTINA, KOSOVO: Arabic poetry was transmitted orally until the fifth century. Poems were later written down. These days, I have been removing the dust from the deepest recesses of my sub-consciousness (talking about some 30 years of my studies), looking for parallels of the old poetry with the contemporary Arab poetry. The […]

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

  For the past sixteen years, the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival has enhanced the presence of poetry in the country’s capital; San Jose, and other cities of the country, leading up to the ocean tortoise city of Tortuguero. Audience has interacted with the event in its main cultural sectors of Costa Rica, as well […]

The English poetry anthology “The Memory of Silence” by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid released in India

The English poetry anthology “The Memory of Silence” by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid released in India

The English poetry anthology titled “The Memory of Silence” by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid was released in India. The anthology is the collective result of the efforts by the publishing house; Poetrywala, poet and publisher Hemant Divate, the artist of the cover painting Shirish Kathlac, and the poet, critic and professor of architecture Mustansir Dalvi. Dalvi, the […]

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

What has always interested me in Korea is the alternative forms of art. While the mainstream media rules the markets all around the world, it is the alternative art, music and cinema of a country which push the envelope and experiment and bring in more diversity. And in Korea, specifically in Seoul which is the center […]

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